“My whole life I’ve had one hairstyle,” says Leigh, an advertising account manager at Real Simple.
Partly, this was because her fine strands seemed to do only one thing: hang straight. “I have a hard time doing anything with it”—curls won’t hold for more than half an hour, she says. But, she adds, she wasn’t doing much to help the situation: “I’ve been the same blond for years.” In other words, she was stuck in a rut. (Her T-shirt by Splendid.)